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Trump holding Mississippi rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

Sep. 25, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a rally next week in northern Mississippi, urging voters to support an appointed Republican senator who is on the ballot in November. The Trump campaign says Tuesday that the "Make America Great Again" rally is scheduled Oct. 2 in Southaven, a heavily...

Argentina's unions stage nationwide strike to protest crisis

Sep. 25, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Unions called a nationwide strike Tuesday to protest Argentina's economic crisis, and walkouts grounded airline flights, paralyzed bus and train lines and forced the closure of the main agricultural port. Many workers stayed home as the strike made commuting a puzzle, and...

UK Labour Party criticizes Israel amid anti-Semitism warning

Sep. 25, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party has passed a motion strongly criticizing Israel, as a senior lawmaker warned the party must root out anti-Semitism. Delegates at the party's conference voted Tuesday to criticize Israel's use of force against Gaza protests, urge more U.K. funding for the...

Iraqi activist shot dead in tense southern city of Basra

Sep. 25, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Masked gunmen shot dead a human rights activist and mother of four outside a supermarket in Basra on Tuesday, a brazen afternoon assassination that threatens to worsen tensions in the southern city wracked by violent protests. A police official said Soad al-Ali, who has been involved in...

O'Rourke condemns activists for forcing Cruz from restaurant

Sep. 25, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke is condemning a protest that forced his opponent in Texas' closer-than-expected Senate race to leave a Washington restaurant. Online videos posted by an activist group show Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi, being confronted by protesters about...

Organizers claim 170 people tried to run on field at WCup

Sep. 25, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Two months after the World Cup final was disrupted by four members of the Pussy Riot protest group running onto the field, the head of the local organizing committee claimed security stopped 170 others from doing the same during the tournament. Organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin spoke...

Lebanon's parliament approves Arms Trade Treaty

Sep. 25, 2018 8:49 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's parliament has ratified the international Arms Trade Treaty, angering Hezbollah legislators, some of whom walked out in protest. The 2014 treaty seeks to regulate international trade in conventional arms and prevent illicit trade. Hezbollah legislator Ali Ammar walked out of the...

World Bank report warns Gaza Strip economy is in 'free fall'

Sep. 25, 2018 3:25 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Gaza Strip's economy is in "free fall," a report from the World Bank warned Tuesday, calling for urgent action by Israel and the international community to avoid "immediate collapse." According to the report, Gaza's economy contracted by 6 percent in the first quarter of 2018. It said...

Mexican gov't agency says 1968 massacre was a 'state crime'

Sep. 25, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the first time, a Mexican government body acknowledged on Monday that the massacre of student protesters at the capital's Plaza of the Three Cultures on Oct. 2, 1968, was a "state crime." Jaime Rochin, head of the Executive Commission for Attention to Victims, said the government...

The Latest: Trump says Democrats trying to destroy Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump says Democrats are "working hard to destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump says on Twitter that Kavanaugh is "a wonderful man, and a man who has the potential to be one of...